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Of Golden Valley Born January 2, 1930 to Marie E. Martinsen and Alfred G. Martinsen in Minneapolis, MN. Went to dance with the angels February 19th, 2013, at home, surrounded by family, in peace. Survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Jane; his 5 children, Bruce (Julie) Martinsen, Bayfield, WI; Karen (Stephen) Hawkinson, Maple Grove, MN; Diane Martinsen Bach, Crystal, MN; John Martinsen, Maui, Hawaii; Susan (Douglas) Mork, New Hope, MN; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Brothers-in-law, Richard Monn and Roger (Mary) Monn, many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by parents, brother Alfred Martinsen Jr., and sister Marilyn Carson. A 1948 graduate of Central High, George went on to get his bachelor of arts degree from the
University of Minnesota
and master of arts degree from the University of St. Thomas. He spent the majority of his working career in the insurance industry as the owner of Martinsen Agency Insurance. He not only took pride in his work and agency, but truly relished the friends he made during his time in business. George thoroughly enjoyed everything life had to offer and it was rare to find him without a smile on his face or a joke to share. He was a self-proclaimed "grammarian about whom your mother warned you," and always found and nurtured the perfection in everyone. He spent his leisure time traveling the country in his travel trailer, driving around in his red '71 Olds convertible and loved spending summers at the cabin in Northern Minnesota. Memorials preferred: Shriners Hospital for Children, 2025 E. River Parkway, Mpls, MN 55414, (612) 596-6100. Memorial Service to be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 with Visitation at 10am, followed by service at 11am. Luncheon to follow at:
Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th Street & Hwy 100
Published in Pioneer Press from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, 2013
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"George was a volunteer at Senior Community Services for many years helping folks with Medicare..."
"George fair winds and following seas. You and bill are in a better place Chief Douglas Sorensen"
"Jane & Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss of George. I worked with him in the businessowners..."
- Joan Lyksett
"Dear Family, I worked with George back in the early 1970's at Great Central Ins. Co. George was so..."
- Judy Stein
"sorry to hear that you passed away. my prayers are with you and your family. you will be missed i am..."
- david broz
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